Ed Rogers writes: There are reports that President Obama has turned introspective lately and that he has been more reflective than usual. In this post I will attempt to reflect on his new reflectiveness. After all, readers will need to take naps after all the holiday feasting. I hope this helps.
The president said something recently that I believe was interesting and underreported. At a Democratic campaign fundraiser, the president said he was “not a particularly ideological person.” Assuming he meant it, that was a remarkable thing to say, given that Republicans think of him as a classic liberal ideologue. How did so many get the wrong idea? The president doesn’t see an ideological bent in his actions; he sees himself doing what needs to be done without any ideological motivation. Interesting.
During his brief time in the Senate, Obama was rated as the most liberal senator in the entire body in 2007. In the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama famously told Joe the plumber that he was going to raise taxes because “when you spread the wealth, it’s good for everybody.” What could be more ideological than wealth redistribution? What is Obamacare if not an ideological drive for government control and wealth redistribution? And let’s not forget that the president pursues pointless – some say punitive – environmental policies meant to shape Americans’ lifestyles in furtherance of the ideological embrace of liberal global warming orthodoxy.
Brand made social media news last week when liberals starting sharing an interview the comic gave to Jeremy Paxman espousing his political mantra. While some stars camouflage their far-left impulses, Brand laid bare his progressive utopia for all to see–“a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth, heavy taxation of corporations and massive responsibilities for energy companies exploiting the environment.”
Turns out Brand has plenty of wealth to be redistributed, but he often sinks it into luxury goods and services. Case in point: the comic actor’s new home in Hollywood Hills West came with a $2.224 million price tag. Read the rest of this entry »